The Portraits of Gregory Heisler
October 6, 2015 – January 24, 2016
The Portraits of Gregory Heisler presents large-scale images captured by one of professional photography’s most respected practitioners. Heisler’s iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes, and world leaders are instantly recognizable for their technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness, many of which have appeared as cover images for well-known magazines. Curated by Domenic Iacono, Director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries, this exhibition presents a small but powerful overview of Heisler’s career photographing some of the world’s most influential persons.
Gregory Heisler’s portraits have appeared as cover images on more than 70 issues of Time magazine, and his stunning portraits of Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Springsteen and others have appeared in Life, Esquire, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and many more. Heisler has been said to combine “the eye of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and the heart of a journalist.” His photographic career has spanned over 35 years, and among the many awards he has received are the Alfred Eisenstadt Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence. A sought-after speaker and educator, teaching classes and seminars throughout the country and overseas, Heisler was appointed a Distinguished Professor of Photography in the Multimedia Photography & Design program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2014.